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The World Data Centre for Glaciology, Cambridge

Located in the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, UK

ICSU World Data Centre for Glaciology, Cambridge (WDCGC) is funded by the Royal Society and is located in the Library of the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI). Until July 1999 the Centre was called WDC-C for Glaciology. The Centre supports the work of SPRI's Glaciology and Climate Change Research Group.

The World Data Center for Glaciology, Boulder (WDCGB) is at the National Snow and Ice Data Center [Colorado, USA]. The WDC for Glaciology and Geocryology, Lanzhou, is in China. All three centres form part of the ICSU World Data System (WDS).

The abstracts created by the Bibliographer and others are included in the SPRILIB database (which you can search when you visit the Institute Library) and published in Polar and Glaciological Abstracts. The glaciological literature has been catalogued by SPRI since 1920. A large proportion of recently catalogued items are included in the web-based Ice & Snow database.

The Directory of European Glaciology, maintained by the Centre, includes 13 countries.